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Meaning of ATTRAHENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \At"tra*hent\, a. [L. attrahens, p. pr. of attrahere.
    See {Attract}, v. t.]
    Attracting; drawing; attractive.
    
    
  2. \At"tra*hent\, n.
    1. That which attracts, as a magnet.
    
             The motion of the steel to its attrahent.
                                                   --Glanvill.
    
    2. (Med.) A substance which, by irritating the surface,
       excites action in the part to which it is applied, as a
       blister, an epispastic, a sinapism.
    
    
 

 

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